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Police seen with evidence bags in search for Alexander Fisher in Waitarere Forest - ‎10 hours ago‎
Police plan to work through the night searching in a Horowhenua forest for a missing 10-year-old boy, as concerns for him mount. Horowhenua boy Alexander Fisher, also known as Alex, has not been seen since he went missing overnight from Waitarere ...
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Anonymous threat made to University of Otago

The Press - ‎8 hours ago‎
Police are responding to an online gun threat directed towards the University of Otago Dunedin campus on Wednesday. The threat was posted by a person known as "NZ Robot" on an anonymous online message board on Monday night.
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BC expected to gain in Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact

Vancouver Sun - ‎10 hours ago‎
A tentative agreement reached on a sweeping Pacific Rim trade pact is expected to be a net benefit to British Columbia, which already has extensive trade links with Asia.
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Why did US attack an MSF hospital? Kunduz's troubling questions.

Christian Science Monitor - ‎19 minutes ago‎
The US's goal of zero civilian casualties went badly wrong at a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, leaving US officials to try to piece together why their efforts to protect civilians failed.
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Man arrested for sexual offences spanning 20 years - ‎7 hours ago‎
A man has been arrested for sexual offences that spanned 20 years and most of the offending is believed to have taken place in the Waikato.
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Work and Income arrest officers insist they are no heroes - ‎14 hours ago‎
Police arrest Mitchell Shane Moulton in Ferry Rd, Christchurch, after it is alleged he threatened Work and Income staff. Two police officers who chased a man they believed had a gun insist they are no heroes.
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NATO rejects Russia explanation on Turkish air space

Reuters - ‎19 minutes ago‎
BRUSSELS NATO on Tuesday rejected Moscow's explanation that its warplanes violated the air space of alliance member Turkey at the weekend by mistake and said Russia was sending more ground troops to Syria.
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Boy, 11, accused of killing 8-year-old girl with shotgun

USA TODAY - ‎47 minutes ago‎
WHITE PINE, Tenn. - An 11-year-old boy is charged with murder after he fatally shot his 8-year-old neighbor, police said, and neighbors say it was because the girl wouldn't let him see her dog.
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Three explosions rock Yemeni port city of Aden, casualties reported

Fox News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Oct. 6, 2015: Smoke rises following an explosion that hit Hotel al-Qasr where Cabinet members and other government officials are staying, in the southern port city of Aden, Yemen.
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Edward Snowden's ready to go to prison, waiting on answer from US

CNN - ‎3 hours ago‎
(CNN) Edward Snowden says he's offered "many times" to go to prison in the United States as part of a deal to return from exile in Russia but is still waiting for an answer from the American government.
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TPP negotiations conclude

The National Business Review - ‎17 hours ago‎
UPDATE: The Beehive site has some details on the deal. The savings on tariffs, once full implemented by sector are: Dairy $102 million; Meat $72 million; Fruit and vegetables $26 million; Other agriculture $18 million; Wine $10 million; Manufacturing ...
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Dad's screams alert neighbour to fatal accident near Tirau - ‎9 hours ago‎
A father was heard screaming as he rushed to the side of his boy, who died after being hit by a car near Tirau. West Auckland eight-year-old Thomas Evans was killed while trying to follow his father across a busy highway on Monday afternoon.
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ACDC's ex drummer Phil Rudd loses appeal

Waikato Times - ‎11 hours ago‎
Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd has lost an appeal against his home detention sentence, SunLive reported. Rudd appealed to the High Court after being sentenced to eight months' home detention on charges of threatening to kill as well as possession of ...
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Man on the run after escaping cell at Nelson courthouse

Manawatu Standard - ‎13 hours ago‎
A helicopter has joined the police search for a man who escaped custody at the Nelson District Court. Nelson police are searching for 21-year-old Ihaka Kawana who absconded from Department of Corrections' custody about 5pm on Monday.
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Wattie's customer finds baked beans a bit light - ‎9 hours ago‎
As problems go it doesn't amount to a hill of (baked) beans in this crazy world, but James Wood would like the scales to tip a little more in his favour.

Flights to Blenheim to start in November

New Zealand Herald - ‎4 hours ago‎
Sounds Air will begin operating a new Blenheim to Napier scheduled air service from November 5. Sounds Air will begin a Blenheim to Napier service from November 5 with six return flights a week initially planned.
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Business confidence drops to four-year low as economic outlook worries firms

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
The survey showed a net 63 percent of firms in the financial services sector expected lower interest rates. Photo / AP. New Zealand business confidence extended its decline in the third quarter, plunging to its lowest level in more than four years ...
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Auckland property prices up after 3-month chill

New Zealand Herald - ‎13 hours ago‎
Barfoot & Thompson says its average sales price in Auckland last month was $836,275 up 1.9pc. Photo / NZ Herald. Spring is being cited for boosting Auckland property market, with new data on average prices showing a jump from $821,079 in August to ...
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Government sets 50Mbps target for rural broadband by 2025 - ‎8 hours ago‎
The Government says all but 1 per cent of New Zealanders should get broadband speeds of at least 50 megabits-per-second by 2025. That is 10 times the current peak speed of 5Mbps targeted by its existing Rural Broadband Initiative which leaves about 2.2 ...
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Tourism NZ video pulled from YouTube

New Zealand Herald - ‎Oct 4, 2015‎
Tourism NZ has confirmed a promotional video of New Zealand it commissioned with a popular American videographer has been indefinitely pulled off the internet after it featured a campervan driving on the wrong side of the road.
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VW to Delay, Cancel Non-Essential Investments Due to Scandal

Bloomberg - ‎52 minutes ago‎
Volkswagen AG Chief Executive Officer Matthias Mueller said the company will delay or cancel non-essential projects as pressure mounts to slash spending in the wake of the diesel-emissions scandal.
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Grass fire destroys police car stopped in long grass

Brisbane Times - ‎Oct 5, 2015‎
A police car burns in a grass fire after an officer pulled over a driver near Lake Wivenhoe. Vision: Network Ten. PT0M26S 620 349.
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Shakespeare's Globe Theatre coming to Auckland - ‎6 hours ago‎
A new pop-up replica of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is coming to Auckland this summer. A multi-million dollar version of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is popping up in Auckland this summer.
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Death Cab for Cutie announce NZ tour - ‎13 hours ago‎
Getting a band like Death Cab for Cutie to New Zealand shores in 2012 was no easy feat. The Washington-based musos wowed local crowds in Wellington with a single sold-out show.

Future bleak for 3D as ratings hit record low

New Zealand Herald - ‎8 hours ago‎
Samantha Hayes is now the sole host of 3D after Duncan Garner began presenting Story. Media insiders are questioning the future of TV3's current affairs series 3D after it drew the lowest ratings in its three-year history on Monday.
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Guillermo Del Toro's scary experience in NZ hotel

New Zealand Herald - ‎11 hours ago‎
A few years ago Mexican filmmaker and amateur ghost hunter Guillermo Del Toro was in New Zealand scouting locations for The Hobbit trilogy when he convinced the owners of the Waitomo Caves Hotel to open their doors.
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Yachting: Team NZ secure Italian ace

New Zealand Herald - ‎2 hours ago‎
Team New Zealand have signed former Luna Rossa skipper Max Sirena as the Kiwi syndicate prepare to ramp up their testing programme in 2016.
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League: Kiwis facing an experience crisis

New Zealand Herald - ‎6 hours ago‎
The Kiwis are facing an experience crisis ahead of the upcoming England tour, after the loss of captain Simon Mannering today. The absence of Mannering, who was ruled out due to ongoing health issues, is the latest of a series of withdrawals, mostly of ...
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Black Sticks women thump Argentina 4-1 in hockey test in Nelson - ‎3 hours ago‎
Gemma Flynn, who scored two of the Black Sticks' four goals in their win over Argentina in a hockey test at Nelson on Tuesday.

Q&A: Why nanotech is sexier than ever

New Zealand Herald - ‎12 hours ago‎
Professor Thomas Nann recently took up his new post as director of New Zealand's renowned MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology.
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Trade In Invasive Plants Is Blossoming

Newsroom America - ‎21 hours ago‎
(Newsroom America) -- Goldenrod, Himalayan balsam, Chinese windmill palm: three plants, one problem. All are native to continents other than Europe, but were introduced to Switzerland as garden or ornamental plants.

The Big Read: Giants stir beneath the earth

New Zealand Herald - ‎5 hours ago‎
Special report: Famed geysers like Waikite and Wairoa were giants in Rotorua's bubbling landscape before they fell silent decades ago.

House of Science Tauranga gains national recognition (press release) - ‎13 hours ago‎
The House of Science was pronounced the supreme winner at the Trustpower Community Awards in Tauranga recently. The founder and director of this charitable trust, Chris Duggan, was also announced as a finalist in the 2015 Women of Influence awards.
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Waikato fifth highest rate of suicide in the country - ‎4 hours ago‎
Suicide statistics released by the Chief Coroner Deborah Marshall show 49 people in the region died in the 2014/2015 year; only two deaths behind the highest figure recorded in 2010/2011.
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Large men get fatter pay packets

New Zealand Herald - ‎20 hours ago‎
For men, a larger circumference did not negatively affect their mental health or self-esteem. Photo / Getty. The size of your waistline may affect your weekly pay cheque.

Sugary drinks must be legislated against - researchers - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sugar needs to be looked at in the same way as alcohol and tobacco if our health system is to cope in the future, health researchers say.
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Kiwi bloke relates to Toni Street, shares on rare Churg-Strauss disease - ‎7 hours ago‎
Levin father of two Calvin Honore was once in the position television presenter Toni Street is now in - diagnosed with the rare condition called Churg-Strauss syndrome.